The ability to use the Towertalk archives should be stressed by Steve.
A Google search also saves time. I must have received 200 emails in the
past week concerning grounding techniques, rotor selection, and
assembling PL-259s! Most of the replies and expert opinions have been
mentioned verbatim over the past five years or more. Aren't there any
NEW subjects to discuss?
Also, why do the majority of the hams on here make recommendations for
rotors that are overkill for the antennas to be turned and very costly?
Not everyone that reads this reflector has two or more towers with
muli-stacked arrays. I really don't think that you need a $1000 rotor
to rotate a 3 element SteppIR!
Finally, according to the SPG experts, I will need to spend $300 or more
to get all of the cables and wires coming into the house tied to one
ground panel. The electrical entrance panel is at least 40 feet (the
other side of the house) from my shack entrance panel. The entrance for
Telco and cable TV and internet is another 20 feet from the shack. I
don't have the resources to tie all of these grounds together. In my
next life I will build the perfect house for ham radio grounding.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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